An Abandoned Woman

A hot summer in Fife, and Charles Murray, laird of Letho, is a busy man His servants wing is leaking, his minister s manse is falling down, his houseguest is annoying and his neighbour s niece is entrancing When an unknown woman dies mysteriously on his land, he can hardly find time to investigate her death until it involves the whole village, and violence followA hot summer in Fife, and Charles Murray, laird of Letho, is a busy man His servants wing is leaking, his minister s manse is falling down, his houseguest is annoying and his neighbour s niece is entrancing When an unknown woman dies mysteriously on his land, he can hardly find time to investigate her death until it involves the whole village, and violence follows This is the fourth novel in the Murray of Letho series, set in Georgian Scotland.
An Abandoned Woman A hot summer in Fife and Charles Murray laird of Letho is a busy man His servants wing is leaking his minister s manse is falling down his houseguest is annoying and his neighbour s niece is entr

  • Title: An Abandoned Woman
  • Author: Lexie Conyngham
  • ISBN: 9780956373175
  • Page: 406
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 1 thought on “An Abandoned Woman”

    1. This is another wonderful episode in the saga of Murray of Letho, but it can perfectly well be read as a story in its own right. If you have followed the books from Murray's University days in St Andrews though, you will have fleshed out the character of the main protagonist to your benefit. There is a young, unknown woman found murdered in Letho and another, one of Murray's own kitchenmaids, is attacked. This is a murder mystery enshrouded in the social history of Scotland in the early 1800s. L [...]

    2. I'm enjoying these Murray of Letho books so much, that I don't think that I'm going to be able to last much longer spreading them out with other books in-between. I greedily read this one, devouring the pages until I reached the end when of course, I was instantly disappointed to find that it was over. Murray is now a little older and has taken his fathers place as head of the household in Letho. He still seems to find himself a little out of his depth, almost as though he's playing at being Lai [...]

    3. The summer of 1810 and a young women barely alive is found on Letho land. Charles Murray and his friend Blair feel that it is their duty to determine who she was and the name of the murderer. While a little later one of Murray's kitchen-maids, is attacked and at another household a kitchen-maid disappears.A delightful read and an enjoyable introduction to the characters of the village of Letho.

    4. An ill woman is found outside the walls of the manse in Lexie Conyngham’s AN ABANDONED WOMAN. It is later discovered that the cause of her death was bleeding out from a stab wound. Who is the lady? Where did she come from? When later a cook’s assistant is missing from the Fairlie home, can there be a serial killer in Letho? One of the maids in Charles Murray’s employ has been assaulted while walking home one evening. Was it the killer?Lexie Conyngham has captured the period of the early 18 [...]

    5. I had never heard of this author before I won a copy of her book from librarything and now I know what I was missing. This is a very good book! It's the fourth in a series but I read it as a stand-alone. I'm sure some aspects of the characters might have been clearer if I had read the others but I didn't feel that I missed anything by starting with this one. The basis of the book is that a woman is found on the path in a small village dying of a knife wound. No one admits to knowing her so she e [...]

    6. I have enjoyed all of this series so far, but this is even better than the preceeding books! The mystery starts almost immediately. The writing is, as usual, excellent and the characterisation first class. I find myself interested in the characters and caring about what happens to them. As always, there are plenty of surpises in the book. I was reading the story quite late one evening and thinking about bed, when something so exciting happened in the book that I stayed up very late because I cou [...]

    7. I'm hooked on Conyngham's Murray of Letho Scottish Georgian mysteries. The characters are finely drawn and wittily observed and I enjoy the time she gives us to get to know them. Looking forward to theenxt one.

    8. This is the first Murray of Letho series I have read. It does stand alone, but I am now curious to read the first three books in the series. This historical mystery was well-done and I found the depiction of the era fascinating.

    9. Entertaining mystery set in early nineteenth century Scotland. An unknown woman is discovered collapsed on the road. What is she doing there ? Murray and friends eventually unravel the mystery.

    10. Wrote this. Here I had my first chance to invent a whole village and community (though some think it looks a bit like Ceres, Fife, that was not deliberate!). I do like Mrs. Helliwell.

    11. Great book, really enjoyed it.It's a bit of a cross between a murder case, a historical novel and a touch of Austen/Brontë thrown in. In the novel Murray of Letho tries to solve the murder of a young, unidentified woman. We follow his search for the murderer, but also get a glimpse of the life in the village of Letho, as well as the duties Murray has as a landowner. Aside from that, we get to know the villagers and Murray's friends, and his servants. Another aspect of the story is the life of t [...]

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